Who doesn’t love a bit of snow?


Year after year, skiing destinations are filled with excited tourists who love to practice this fascinating sport. It is known all over the world that skiing is one of the most popular sports out there. More than 1.5 million Britons go skiing every year (some even several times per year) spending between 750 and 1,500 pounds per person every skiing holiday. Now what makes sports such as skiing so popular?

Well, over history skiing was a unique way to help people get over the winter periods in cold regions and to get food fast. Later on, skiing became part of the military and was even used in several wars. Starting in the mid-1800s skiing was purely a recreational activity and sport. It became practiced in snowy and mountainous regions, providing a market for ski resorts and such communities to develop.

Skiing also helps the inner body aswell. For example, it boosts a person’s overall happiness and well-being. It is beneficial to our bodies and benefits to an individual’s physical and mental health despite the duration of the activity. It increases cardiovascular endurance and even helps you burn calories and lose weight. And yes, it is also fun! It produces the hormone that is commonly called adrenaline and can offer that sense of risk to a person who enjoys it. This plays a big role in skiing and why people like it so much.

Nowadays, skiing can be enjoyed by absolutely everyone as in recent years more support has been added for beginners than ever before. Not only that but if someone has a disability, for example if they’re blind or have amputated limbs it is also possible to have skiing lessons making skiing accessible for everyone. More people can now enjoy the adrenaline of this thrilling and exciting sport that turned people all over the world into a frenzy.

These winter sports have caused a massive uprising in mountain resorts, chalets and hotels becoming dedicated to allowing skiiers to enjoy this sport close to the very heart of it- mountainous regions such as the famous Alps in Europe. Such resorts include St. Moritz in Switzerland, Val d’Isere in France, Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, Kitzbühel and the Arlberg in Austria and Sestriere in Italy. These famous destinations are visited by travellers all over the world, yet again making skiing one of the most amazing and fascinating sports. It takes you to the heart of the mountains and makes you experience some of the most amazing views on our planet.


I consider myself one of these skiing fanatics, but the question is: do you?